v. 允许; 给予; 使有可能; 留出，给出; 接受，同意
If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.
The children are not allowed to watch violent TV programmes...
The Government will allow them to advertise on radio and television...
If you are allowed something, you are given permission to have it or are given it.
Gifts like chocolates or flowers are allowed...
He should be allowed the occasional treat.
If you allow something to happen, you do not prevent it.
He won't allow himself to fail...
If the soil is allowed to dry out the tree could die.
If one thing allows another thing to happen, the first thing creates the opportunity for the second thing to happen.
The compromise will allow him to continue his free market reforms.
...an attempt to allow the Moslem majority a greater share of power...
If you allow a particular length of time or a particular amount of something for a particular purpose, you include it in your planning.
Please allow 28 days for delivery...
Allow about 75ml (3fl oz) per six servings.
If you allow that something is true, you admit or agree that it is true.
Warren also allows that capitalist development may, in its early stages, result in increased social inequality.
Some people say 'Allow me' as a polite way of offering to do something for someone.
Allow me to buy you a drink at the bar.
Some people use Allow me to... as a way of introducing something that they want to say or do.
Allow me to introduce Dr Amberg.
1. make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen;
2. consent to, give permission;
3. let have;
4. give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause;
5. make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain;
6. allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something;
7. afford possibility;
8. allow the other (baseball) team to score;
9. grant as a discount or in exchange;
10. allow the presence of or allow (an activity) without opposing or prohibiting;
allow, let, permit, leave, authorize
The assembly voted to delay the legislation to allow further consultation to take place.
I'll allow you three guesses.
We must allow ten days for traveling from New York to Hong Kong.
Scientists have more to do than to allow their imaginations to roam at large.
No woman should allow herself to be lured away from her husband.